Texas Christian University (TCU) has completed the $164m redevelopment of Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, US.
The new stadium has seating capacity for 45,000 people and TCU will add a further 2,700 seats to bring the total to just under 48,000.
Designed by HKS Sports and Entertainment, the project was implemented in two phases, which included demolition and then redevelopment of the stadium’s west side and north end zone, as well as a demolition and reconstruction of the east side of the stadium.
HKS created a new facility on the west side, an existing street on the east side and Daniel Meyer Coliseum/Athletic Department offices on the south side.
The redeveloped stadium will feature suites, club seats, concourses, new and improved restrooms and concession stands, handicap accessible accommodations, elevators, escalators, as well as new lighting.
HKS associate principal and senior vice president Jerry Fawcett said that the exterior plazas incorporate many elements to tie the stadium to Fort Worth and the TCU campus.
"The exterior plazas on the west side pay homage to the founding donors and incorporate a map of historic Fort Worth streets in the paving," Fawcett said.
HKS senior designer Dan Phillips said that some original stadium details were recycled and incorporated in the new facilities, such as a vintage metal door in the Founders Club.
"Most major college football facilities in the country tuck fan amenities under the seating bowl," Phillips said.
"In the new Amon G. Carter Stadium, concourses adjacent to fans’ seating brings the action on the field into the main concourses, allowing fans to always be connected to the game."
In August 2008, Amon G. Carter Stadium was expanded with the construction of the 40,000ft² Dutch Meyer Athletic Complex and Abe Martin Academic Enhancement Center.
Image: The new stadium has a seating capacity of 45,000 people with an additional 2,700 seats planned. Photo: HKS.